PPA Execution Associate

Posted 14 December 2022
Salary Competitive Salary (DOE)
Job type Permanent
Discipline Renewable Energy & InfrastructureEnergy Supply & Trading
Contact NameJessica Brisley

Job description

The Opportunity:

Renewable Power Capital, a leading pan-European renewable energy investment platform backed by CPP Investments, are seeking a PPA execution expert with a European focus, to lead the negotiation and execution of power market contracts. This role can be based in Madrid or London.

The Role:

Your responsibility will be to lead the negotiation and execution of power market contracts, including long-term corporate and utility PPAs, route-to-market agreements and hedging frameworks.

  • Lead the negotiation and execution of corporate and utility PPAs, long-term contracts for the sale of Guarantees of Origin, and long-term revenue contracts for energy storage projects for Renewable Power Capital

  • Help to originate and maintain relationships with both corporate and utility counterparties as well as corporate PPA advisors, GoO brokers and battery optimisers

  • Be responsible for external negotiation as well as securing internal approvals of all long-term power market revenue contracts and related documentation

  • Work closely with the Investments and Structured Finance teams at RPC to optimise offtake structures and strategies as part of investment valuation and approval processes

  • In the future, possibly manage a team of expert power market negotiators

The Individual:

  • Excellent understanding of complex contract negotiations, ideally within the space of structured energy transactions. An in-depth knowledge of project finance documentation or other complex documents in the renewable energy space may compensate for a lack of direct experience within power markets

  • Significant experience in contract documentation and considering the requirements of long-term equity investment and structured finance requirements

  • Experience leading the negotiation of PPA documentation as well as ancillary documents, such as direct agreements and credit support documents would be advantageous

  • Ability to work in a small, geographically dispersed, expert team that covers a large number of investments and markets

  • Strong communication skills, with high capacity to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and work as part of a transaction team

  • At least 3 years’ experience in relevant roles, such as at a law firm, in energy m&a, as a PPA or financial advisor or in any power market contract roles, working across numerous European markets

  • An understanding of European power and broader global energy markets is advantageous